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Japan, China officials hold informal talks on preventing armed conflict

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Well, it's about time!

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Can also be a set-up. Make them believe they're friends. Learn their weaknesses and secrets. Then attack. The ROC have displayed their lack of tact time and time again.

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The security problem that China poses for Japan is future rather than present, potential rather than actual. The idea is to avoid dangerous misunderstandings. The more each country knows about the military activities and strategy of the other, the less chance for miscalculation that could lead to conflict over, for example, disputed territories off China's coast.

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Can also be a set-up. Make them believe they're friends. Learn their weaknesses and secrets. Then attack. The ROC have displayed their lack of tact time and time again.

The surest way to protect against this possibility is to wrap your head in tinfoil, approx. 3 inches thick.

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@LouHiro I think you mean the PRC. There are enough problems with the PRC without dragging the ROC (Taiwan) into this.

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Japan, China officials hold informal talks on preventing armed conflict

China put down the weapons and slowly back away.

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Can't fool all the people all the time. Disenchanted growing. Crisis impending. Tourists trade decreasing. Toxic persisting.

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Can also be a set-up. Make them believe they're friends. Learn their weaknesses and secrets. Then attack. The ROC have displayed their lack of tact time and time again.

Thaw or not, China won't be trusted for a long, long time. Glad if things improve in general though.

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It is stupid to avoid conflict with China, because in a long term China will get stronger and stronger until the USA can never be a concern of China. Today, China want to avoid conflict is because China can't confront the USA.

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You know, peace talks have been happening for about as long as wars have been breaking out. Neither one helps or prevents the other from happening.

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Best way to avoid military conflict with China...is to give China whatever it wants.

Japan proposed that during his meeting with Xi, Abe would first reassert that the Senkaku Islands are an inherent part of Japanese territory, but then “acknowledge that China has a case as well” to the islands. He would then propose that China and Japan seek to settle the issue through mutual dialogue over time. None of this would be included in a joint statement or any other documents officially released after the summit meeting.

What does this mean to you? It means Abe has made another horrible concession to that monster across the sea. It's only a matter of time before China owns and controls the Senkakus...then Okinawa...then the principal islands of Japan. You were warned not to make this concession. America hates cowards who concede their rights for a temporary respite. Get rid of Abe. He's selling Japan out to China. Open your eyes and see what he's done.

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lachanceOct. 30, 2014 - 04:20AM JST Best way to avoid military conflict with China...is to give China whatever it wants.

U.S. or Japan do not want to be in a position where by following Chinese instructions you are giving tacit acknowledgement of their sovereignty over a disputed area. However, you can’t have Chinese and Japanese armed jets over the Senkaku/Daioyu Islands at the same time. If you do have them out there, what are the rules of engagement? What do you tell them to do? If a Chinese or Japanese jet got shot down, what would China gain from this? It would have a propaganda victory of claiming to be a victim. And there is a fear that is precisely the game that is being played, it seems no accident that the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands are now in the heart of overlapping zones. There might have more risk of encounters with Chinese aircraft in the area, and need to establish a system to avoid unnecessary incidents. U.S. will deploy new long-range surveillance drones to Senkaku/Diaoyu islands which is creating tensions in China goverment. The recent defense alliance between U.S. and Japan to expand military cooperation didn't sit too well for China. The Chinese move is more of a counter move to this military cooperation. Japan is changing and so is China. U.S. will continue to cooperate with Japan's expanded roles and responsibilities.

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